Month 28 – Surprises

So this month I had two surprises related to my surgery and its outcome…

The first came in the mail.

Remember that my surgery was on 4 January 2011…  This week I received a bill for the anesthesiologist, which I thought was odd.  I dug through my financial records and found that I paid them back in March of 2011, so I called my insurance provider to see if they had any insight.

It appears that I had more than one person assisting and this was the bill for the second person (that apparently had gotten mired up in some administrative red tape).  I also called the anesthesiologist’s office, and they’re digging into what happened, too.

Lesson learned:  Keep good records of all your health insurance transactions and be ready to question anything.

The second surprise…  Well, it requires my standard “Biology Ahead” warning:

BIOLOGY AHEAD
With only one nerve bundle remaining, my return to full sexual function has been slow. Still, it’s been steadily getting better over the last two years.

This week, I achieved what I would consider to be a full erection good enough for penetrative sex. And that was without any chemical assistance–no Cialis or Viagara!

Once does not a trend make, but it was encouraging to see that the progress continues. Needless to say, I was pleasantly surprised.

So that’s about it for this update. Best of luck to one of my readers as he nears his treatment option decision point. I’m sure he’ll select what’s best for him and his circumstances after doing his research.

Month 22 – Status Quo

Aside from this being Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, there really isn’t much that’s changed since last month’s post.

Things continue to go well on pretty much every front with the exception of the sexual function.  That’s still only running at the 50% – 60% level and I think it’s time that I retry the Cialis again.  (Readers of this blog may recall that I had problems with my vision shortly after starting it after the catheter was removed, so I stopped taking it.  I thought eyesite was more important than an erection.)

I did find that there’s a local prostate cancer support group in my area that I may get involved with, mainly to share my experience with guys who are newly diagnosed.  I’ll have to do some research on it…

So that’s about it.  A short post this month.